Indian Institute of Technology Gandhi Nagar PhD admissions Semester ll 2021-2022

Are you looking for admission to the PhD programme of IIT Gandhi Nagar? This article provides information on the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhi Nagar PhD admissions 2021-22. Details of the research areas, eligibility, financial support, selection procedure, how to apply etc have been provided.

About IIT Gandhi Nagar

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar is a public engineering institute located in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It has been announced as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. It is one of the eight Indian Institutes of Technology established in 2008 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. IITG offers undergraduate, graduate education and Ph.D. programs in various disciplines. Presently, IIT Gandhinagar is looking for highly motivated research scholars who wish to join a Ph.D. program (semester II) for the session 2021-2022.

Research Areas Available at IIT Gandhi Nagar

The IIT Gandhi Nagar is offering Ph.D. in the following research areas:
Biological Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Cognitive Science
Computer Science and Engineering
Earth Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Language & Literature
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Political Science
Social Epidemiology

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must have minimum 55% marks or 5.5 CPI marks in M.A./M.Sc./B.Tech./M.Tech./BS (IISc, IISER)/BS-MS (IISER) or equivalent degree in respective discipline. They must have qualified for any one national level test such as CSIR-UGC or UGC-NET-JRF or GATE or any other equivalent exam.

Ph.D. Admission Categories

At IIT Gandhi Nagar, Ph.D. has been categorized into two groups:
  • Regular Research(RR): In this category, the candidates who are interested to join Ph.D. program will be full-time research candidates and will have to stay at the campus.

  • Continuing Doctoral Programme (CDP): In this category, those candidates who are employees, can apply to this category. In the CDP program initially, the candidate has to fulfil the residency requirement of 90 days in the first year. Admission will be confirmed only after the successful completion of the first year. After that, he/she has to complete a course work of two years and will have to stay at the campus during this period, and thereafter he/she will be allowed to go back to the parent organisation for further thesis work.

  • Financial Assistance

    Students who will be joining as regulars (RR) in the Ph.D. program will be considered for Institute Fellowship based on the norms, as mentioned. The students who have the below-mentioned qualification will be paid Rs. 31,000 monthly-
    Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science+ NET/GATE or B.Tech/BE+ NET/GATEorM.Tech/ME.
    The candidates who will possess research experience of two or more years in addition to these qualifications will be eligible to receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 35,000/-.

    Besides, there are several other scholarships available. Candidate can check their eligibility by going through the Official website of IIT Gandhi Nagar.

    Application Procedure

    Interested candidates must visit the IIT Gandhi Nagar official website and read the instructions carefully before submitting their application through the online application portal. For registration, candidates need to provide their full name, date of birth, email address, mobile number. After registration, the candidate must log in using login credentials to fill the online application form.

    Before filling the application form, the candidate must pay the application fee online via SBI Collect. Application fees: Rs. 100/- for (SC/ST/PD Category) and Rs. 200/- (Others). Candidates must note that only the online application will be accepted, and hence, no need to send a hard copy of the application form to the institute. All the required details must be filled in the application form carefully and the complete application must be submitted along with the required self-attested documents. An acknowledgment email with an application number will be sent to the candidate's registered email ID upon successful submission of the online application. If the candidates have any application-related queries, they may send their queries to the Ph.D. coordinator at email: Please note that the candidates who are applying for more than one discipline will have to fill separate application forms along with the separate fee for each application.

    Documents to be uploaded

  • Photograph (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 500KB in size)
  • Signature (Scanned in .jpg/.jpeg format nor more than 500KB in size)

  • Proof of date of birth (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 2048KB in size)

  • Mark sheet or grade transcript: Higher Secondary Level and Bachelors Level examinations (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 2048KB in size).

  • National Level examinations (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 2048KB in size).

  • Community certificate (Scanned copy in .jpg/.jpeg format not more than 2048KB in size)

  • Selection Procedure

    Admission of the candidates to the Ph.D. programs will be done based on their performance in the written test conducted by Institute. The written test will be conducted through online mode only. The date and time of the written test will be shared with the candidates separately.

    The candidates who will qualify written test will be called for an interview. Only a limited number of candidates will be called for written tests or interviews based on their academic records and other documents submitted with the application such as a statement of purpose etc. The final selection of the candidates will be based on academic credentials, written tests, and/or interviews. Relaxations to the SC/ST/PD candidates will be given as per the reservation policy of GoI.

    Important dates

    Last Date to Submit online Application: 24 oct 2021
    Announcement of Shortlist: 1 Nov 2021 (tentative)
    Date of Online Interviews: 8-14 Nov 2021 (tentative)

    Contact Information

    Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
    Palaj, Gandhinagar - 382355,
    Gujarat, India
    Phone: 079-2395- 2053/ 2054
    Official Website:

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